Named after: John Keats (1795-1821)
Keats was a young English poet and a renowned second generation figure of Romanticism. He left a powerful legacy of work for the world to enjoy, although much of his work only received real acclaim after his death. Keats was a remarkable young man and is still an inspiration to many. We are proud to have his name attached to our college.
Motto: 'Per Aspera Ad Astra'
Translation: 'Through difficulty to the stars'
Our logo: Knight on Horseback
This image was chosen by the students in Keats College and relates to a figure in a poem by Keats. The horse is particularly relevant, as Keats was described by his Headmaster as a 'young horse' galloping through his love of poetry. However, students also liked the idea of the knight as a symbol of courage and valour. The Keats knight carries a shield emblazoned with a letter 'K,' as well as five stars to represent years 7 to 11 all working together in harmony. The Fleur de Lis is an acknowledgement towards beauty and truth.
College Anthem: Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
'Hoorah, Hoorah, Hoorah, Yea, Over the hill with the swords of a thousand men!'
This songs gives focus to unity and working together: 'Hear our Triumph, Hear our Roar!' These lyrics lend themselves to ideas of hope, aspiration and resolve and place focus on coming together as a team.
In Keats College, we see ourselves as a family within a family. We believe in the importance of supporting each other at all times. We understand that academia will be difficult and that we will often have to face this difficulty in order to reach our goals. With this in mind, it is important that we continue to work as a team and support each other always, especially when things get tough. We are strong and valiant and we will continue to aim high. PER ASPERA AD ASTRA!